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A Waltz with President al Bashir of Sudan

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Typically, talking about a crime by an Arab leader in the Middle East, one will almost always end up talking about other concerned parties. It seems to be a special built-in ability to auto-dodge accountability.

UN: Israel Demolitions Must Cease

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has issued a report detailing the difficulties facing Palestinians in East Jerusalem who ...

Palestinian Sentenced To Death For Selling Land To Israelis

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Palestinian military court has sentenced a man to death by hanging for selling land to an Israeli company....

Most Israelis, Palestinians Still Support 2-State Solution: Poll

Huffington Post Contributor | Darya Shaikh, OneVoice Movement | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We're one third of the way through 2009, but we can already say it has been a hard year for those who want to see two states living in peace, side by ...

Netanyahu's Deal: Bushehr for Settlements

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

It hasn't taken Benjamin Netanyahu long to show his true colors by creating new hoops for the Palestinians to jump through in order to resume peace ne...

Hamas, Fatah Reach 'Historic Accord' To Form Palestinian 'Confederation': AKI

Adnkronos International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and the Islamist Hamas movement have reached an historic accord for the creation of a new "confederation" with two go...

Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Arab Doctors To Probe

AP | SHAFIKA MATTAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Nearly five years after Yasser Arafat died from what French doctors called a massive brain hemorrhage, Arab doctors will meet in...

Israel Extreme Make Over: Here Is a Start

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am a Palestinian from Gaza who lived under the Israeli occupation. Take my unsolicited advice as you would take the advice of your college roommate, the one you must share a space with peace.

Jerusalem Isn't Just for Jews

Hammad Hammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hammad Hammad

Treating Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem as foreigners who entered Israel is astonishing, since it was Israel that entered East Jerusalem in 1967.

Israel Committed Human Rights Violations In Gaza: UN Investigators

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday enumerated a number of human rights violations committed by Israel during it...

Let Shalit Go

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel has been negotiating with Hamas, almost a thousand days have passed, more than a thousand lives have been lost. Let the prisoners and Shalit go home.

An Honest Conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

David H. Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David H. Young

Virtually nothing about this conflict was changed with Israel's military operation in Gaza. Nothing on the surface, nothing lurking in the shadows, n...

Pope Commits To Holy Land Trip In May

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed that he will travel to holy sites in Israel and the Palestinian Territories from May 11 to May 15, marking only the se...

An Arrest Warrant for al-Bashir, Could Bush Be Next?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The court's decision grimly spelled out the suffering of the people of Darfur, a history full of murder, torture, rape, pillage and deliberate attacks on civilians. Could the ICC's decision set a precedent?

Gaza Aid Must Be Dependent On Soldier's Release: Congressional Proposal

Haaretz | By Natasha Mozgovaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new initiative from members of the United States Congress calls for the transfer of the $900 million pledged by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton f...

Hertz's One State Solution: Netanyahu's Rent-a-Car Ally

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

With Hertz operating in every major Middle Eastern country, one would think Hertz would recognize how utterly offensive its map is and immediately repeal its use.

Israel's New Settlement Plans Decried By Saudi Arabia

Arabnews.com | By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Saudi Arabia yesterday condemned the Israeli plan to evict 1,500 Palestinians from the Al-Bustan neighborhood of Jerusalem and urged the international...

Clinton Starts Mideast Tour, Finding Support For Two-State Solution At Record Low

Times Online | James Hider in Jerusalem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hillary Clinton starts her first tour of the Middle East as Secretary of State today with a mandate to reinvigorate collapsed peace talks. She will f...

Palestinian Factions Agree To Work Toward Unity Government

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After almost two years of bloodshed, various Palestinian factions have agreed to come together and work toward a unified government, reports Al Jazeer...

Fatah, Hamas Meet In Cairo Amid Hopes For Agreement On National Unity Government

Los Angeles Times | By Noha El-Hennawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reconciliation talks between Hamas, Fatah and smaller Palestinian factions began Thursday in Cairo amid hopes for an agreement on a national unity gov...

The Return of Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

Throughout his campaign, the cornerstone of Netanyahu's policy toward the 'Palestinian Question' suggests an intention to deepen the conflict rather than solve it.

No Pasta For Palestinians

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The war has ended, but life in Gaza has not returned to normal. Thousands of people remain homeless, and many still remain hungry. Their stories have all but disappeared from US media coverage.

Israeli Parliament Sworn In, President Calls For Peace

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 18th Knesset was sworn in today in Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu continues to try to form a coalition government. Israeli President Shimon Peres o...

Christmas Spirit Shattered in the Holy Land

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A tense atmosphere in anticipation of more bad news and an air of sadness has engulfed East Jerusalem in the aftermath of the Gaza attacks. The spirit of Christmas has all but died.

Netanyahu Has Got It! Good.

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It's time to let Bibi be Bibi. Let him try to govern from the right and see how well that works.